The corpse of a mother of three, Fatimo Olamide, is being detained at LASUTH (Lagos State University Teaching Hospital’s) mortuary over N860,000 outstanding medical bill.
News sources report that Fatimo Olamide was admitted at the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital for a terminal illness and underwent a surgery before she died on Monday, February 14.
Her father, Shamusideen Shobowale, a 64-year-old retiree, said the family had spent about N1m – which was generated from relations and friends – on Olamide’s treatment and were only able to source N200,000 out of the N860,000 outstanding medical bills.
Shobowale, who retired as a head watchman at Ikorodu Senior Grammar School, said Olamide was supposed to be buried in accordance with Islamic rites, lamenting that the family was sad the burial was being delayed.
He urged the state government and well-meaning Nigerians to come to his aid so that his daughter’s would be released for burial soon.
He said, “My daughter was admitted at LASUTH early this month and she underwent a surgery. We spent about N1m on her treatment but she later died. We are appealing for solidarity so that she can be buried. She is survived by husband and three children.
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